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Fristoe TS, Bleilevens J, Kinlock NL, Yang Q, Zhang ZJ, Dawson W, Essl F, Kreft H, Pergl J, Pyšek P, Weigelt P, Dufour-Dror JM, Sennikov A, Wasowicz P, Westergaard K & van Kleunen M (2023) Evolutionary imbalance, climate and human history jointly shape the global biogeography of alien plants. Nature Ecology & Evolution (DOI: 10.1038/s41559-023-02172-z)

Cai CN, Shen JC, Chen LX & Li JM (2023) Content, Composition, and Biosynthesis of Anthocyanin in Fragaria Species: A Review. HortScience (DOI: 10.21273/HORTSCI17207-23)

Zeng JJ, Liu YJ & van Kleunen M (2023) Widely naturalized species are not more promiscuous to different nitrogen forms, but benefit more from inorganic nitrogen. Biological Invasions, accepted.

Pan HK, Zagorchev L, Chen LX, Tao YT, Cai CN, Jiang M, Sun ZS & Li JM (2023) Complete chloroplast genomes of five Cuscuta species and their evolutionary significance in the Cuscuta genus. BMC Genomics (DOI: 10.1186/s12864-023-09427-w)

Zhou L, Zawaira A, Lu QW, Yang BF & Li JM (2023) Transcriptome analysis reveals defense-related genes and pathways during dodder (Cuscuta australis) parasitism on white clover (Trifolium repens). Frontiers in Genetics (DOI: 10.3389/fgene.2023.1106936)

Lin HY, Chen LX & Li JM (2023) Multiple introductions and distinct genetic groups of Canada Goldenrod (Solidago canadensis) in China revealed by genomic single-nucleotide polymorphism. Plants (DOI: 10.3390/plants12091734)


Oduor AMO, Yan BF & Li JM (2023) Alien ornamental plant species cultivated in Taizhou, southeastern China, may experience greater range expansions than native species under future climates. Global Ecology and Conservation (DOI: 10.1016/j.gecco.2023.e02371)

Cai CN, Zhao YY, Yuan YG & Li JM (2023) Parasitism shifts the effects of native soil microbes on the growth of the invasive plant Alternanthera philoxeroides. Life (DOI: 10.3390/life13010150)

Zeng JJ, Liu YJ & van Kleunen M (2023) Widely naturalized species are not more promiscuous to different nitrogen forms, but benefit more from inorganic nitrogen. Biological Invasions, accepted.

Zhang X, van Kleunen M, Chang CL & Liu YJ (2023) Soil microbes mediate the effects of resource variability on plant invasion. Ecology, accepted.

Cai L, Kreft H, Taylor A, Schrader J, Dawson W, Essl F, van Kleunen M, Pergl J, Pyšek P, Winter M & Weigelt P (2023) Climatic stability and geological history shape global centers of neo- and paleoendemism in seed plants. PNAS (DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2300981120) 

Zhao ZH, Hui C, Peng S, Yi SG, Li ZH, Reddy GVP & van Kleunen M (2023) The world’s 100 worst invasive alien insect species differ in their characteristics from related non-invasive species. Journal of Applied Ecology (DOI:10.1111/1365-2664.14485)

Rittelmann-Woods E, Lachaise T & van Kleunen M (2023) Negative effects of EPDM microplastic and cork granules on plant growth are mitigated by earthworms and likely caused by their structural properties. Science of The Total Environment  (DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2023.165354)

Pyšek P, Lučanová M, Dawson W, Essl F, Kreft H, Leitch IJ, Lenzner B, Meyerson L, Pergl J, van Kleunen M, Weigelt P, Winter M & Guo WY (2023) Small genome size and variation in ploidy levels support the naturalization of vascular plants but constrain their invasive spread. New Phytologist (DOI: 10.1111/nph.19135)

Wilschut RA, Hume BCC, Mamonova & van Kleunen M (2023) Plant-soil feedback effects on conspecific and heterospecific successors of annual and perennial Central European grassland plants are correlated. Nature Plants  (DOI: 10.1038/s41477-023-01433-w)

Li Y, Mamonova E, Köhler N, van Kleunen M & Stift M (2023) Breakdown of self-incompatibility due to genetic interaction between a specific S-allele and an unlinked modifier. Nature Communications (DOI: 10.1038/s41467-023-38802-0)

Pouteau R, van Kleunen M & Strasberg D (2023) Closely related aliens lead to greater extinction risk. Biological Conservation (DOI:10.1016/j.biocon.2023.110148)

Muñoz-Mas R, Essl F, van Kleunen M, Seebens H, Dawson W, Casal CMV & García-Berthou E (2023) Two centuries of spatial and temporal dynamics of freshwater fish introductions. Global Ecology and Biogeography (DOI: 10.1111/geb.13714)

Freitag M, Hölzel N, Neuenkamp L, van der Plas F, Manning P, Abrahão A, Bergmann J, Boeddinghaus R, Bolliger R, Hamer U, Kandeler E, Kleinebecker T, Knorr KH, Marhan S, Neyret M, Prati D, Le Provost G, Bustamante H, van Kleunen M, Schäfer D & Klaus V (2023) Increasing plant species richness by seeding has marginal effects on ecosystem functioning in agricultural grasslands. Journal of Ecology (DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.14154)

Yuan YG, Gao FL, Yu FH, Li JM & Li MH (2023) Resource availability and parasitism intensity influence the response of soybean to the parasitic plant Cuscuta australis. Frontiers in Plant Science (DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2023.1177154)


Lin HY, Chen L & Li JM (2023) Multiple introductions and distinct genetic groups of Canada goldenrod (Solidago canadensis) in China revealed by genomic single-nucleotide polymorphisms. Plants (DOI: 10.3390/plants12091734)

Cai CN, Zhao YY, Yuan YG & Li JM (2023) Parasitism shifts the effects of native soil microbes on the growth of the invasive plant Alternanthera philoxeroides. Life (DOI: 10.3390/life13010150)

Liu DJ, Semenchuk P, Essl F, Lenzner B, Moser D, Blackburn TM, Cassey P, Biancolini D, Capinha C, Dawson W, Dyer EE, Guénard B, Economo EP, Kreft H, Pergl J, Pyšek P, van Kleunen M, Nentwig W, Rondinini C, Seebens H, Weigelt P, Winter M, Purvis A & Dullinger S (2023) The impact of land use on non-native species incidence and number in local assemblages worldwide. Nature Communications ( DOI: 10.1038/s41467-023-37571-0 )

Dong R, Dong BC, Fu QY, Yang Q, Dai ZC, Luo FL, Gao JQ, Yu FH & van Kleunen M (2023) E-commerce: A novel introduction pathway for cultivated alien plants with high invasion potential in China. The Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America (DOI: 10.1002/bes2.2052)

Dong R, Dong BC, Fu QY, Yang Q, Dai ZC, Luo FL, Gao JQ, Yu FH & van Kleunen M (2023) Cultivated alien plants with high invasion potential are more likely to be traded online in China. Ecological Applications (DOI:10.1002/eap.2811)

Holmes R, Pelser P, Barcelona J, Tjitrosoedirdjo SS, Wahyuni I, van Kleunen M, Pyšek P, Essl F, Kreft H, Dawson W, Wijedasa L, Kortz A, Hejda M, Berrio JC, Siregar I & Williams M (2023) The naturalized vascular flora of Malesia. Biological Invasion  (DOI: 10.1007/s105330-022-02989-y)

Cai LR, Kreft H, Taylor A, Denelle P, Schrader J, Essl F, van Kleunen M, Pergl J, Pyšek P, Stein A, Winter M, Barcelona JF, Fuentes N, Inderjit I, Karger D, Kartesz J, Kuprijanov A, Nishino M, Nickrent D, Nowak A, Patzelt A, Pelser P, Singh P, Wieringa J & Weigelt P (2023) Global models and predictions of plant diversity based on advanced machine learning techniques. New Phytologist  (DOI: 10.1111/nph.18533)

Kinlock NL, Adams D & van Kleunen M (2023) An ecological and evolutionary perspective of the historical United States nursery flora. Plants, People, Planet  (DOI: 10.1002/ppp3.10336)


Yuan YG, Lin XR, Chen G, van Kleunen M & Li JM (2022) Parasitic plants indirectly regulate decomposition of soil organic matter. Functional Ecology (DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.14232)

Du ZK, Ren ZC, Yu BB, Zhu JX & Li JM (2022) Impacts of climate change on the global distribution of Cyclocarya paliurus. Biologia (DOi: 10.1007/s11756-022-01175-8)

Yuan YG & Li JM (2022) Dodder parasitism limited the effect of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi on litter decomposition. Soil Biology and Biochemistry (DOI: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2022.108837)

Chen LX, Pan HK, Tao YT, Yang D, Deng HM, Xu KJ, Chen WB & Li JM (2022) Plant virome analysis by the deep sequencing of small RNAs of Fritillaria thunbergii var. chekiangensis and the rapid identification of viruses. The Plant Pathology Journal (DOI: 10.5423/PPJ.OA.04.2022.0058)

Zagorchev L, Du ZK, Shi YB, Teofanova D & Li JM (2022) Cuscuta australis parasitism-induced changes in the proteome and photosynthetic parameters of Arabidopsis thaliana. Plants (DOI: 10.3390/plants11212904)

Oduor AMO, Adomako MO, Yuan YG & Li JM (2022) Older populations of the invader Solidago Canadensis exhibit stronger positive plant-soil feedbacks and competitive ability in China. American Journal of Botany (DOI: 10.1002/ajb2.16034)

Cai CN, Zhang XY, Zha JJ, Li J & Li JM (2022) Predicting climate change impacts on the rare and endangered Horsfieldia tetratepala in China. Forests (DOI: 10.3390/f13071051)

Cai CN, Xiao JH, Wan JZ, Ren ZC, van Kleunen M & Li JM (2022) Implications of climate change for environmental niche overlap between five Cuscuta pest species and their two main Leguminosae host crop species. i (DOI: 10.1017/wsc.2022.45 )

Du ZK, Lin WD, Zhu JX & Li JM (2022) Amino acids profiling and transcriptomic data integration demonstrates the dynamic regulation of amino acids synthesis in the leaves of Cyclocarya paliurus. PeerJ (DOI: 10.7717/peerj.13689)

Du ZK, You SX, Zhao X, Xiong LH & Li JM (2022) Genome-wide identification of WRKY genes and their responses to chilling stress in Kandelia obovate. Frontiers in Genetics (DOI: 10.3389/fgene.2022.875316)

Pan HK, LI Y, Chen LX & Li JM (2022) Molecular processes of dodder haustorium formation on host plant under low red/far red (R/FR) irradiation. International Journal of Molecular Sciences (DOI: 10.3390/ijms23147528)

Tao YT, Chen LX, Jin J, Du ZK & Li JM (2022) Genome-wide identification and analysis of bZIP gene family reveal their roles during development and drought stress in wheel wingnut (Cyclocarya paliurus). BMC Genomics (DOI: 10.1186/s12864-022-08978-8)

Speißer B, Wilschut RA & van Kleunen M (2022) Number of simultaneously acting global change factors affects composition, diversity and productivity of grassland plant communities. Nature Communications  (DOI:10.1038/s41467-022-35473-1)

March-Salas M, Scheepens JF, van Kleunen M & Fitze PS (2022) Precipitation predictability affects intra- and trans-generational plasticity and causes differential selection on root traits of Papaver rhoeas. Frontiers in Plant Science (DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2022.998169)

Lenzner B, Latombe G, Schertler A, Seebens H, Yang Q, Winter M, Weigelt P, van Kleunen M, Pyšek P, Pergl J, Kreft H, Dawson W, Dullinger S & Essl F (2022) Naturalized alien floras still carry the legacy of European colonialism. Nature Ecology and Evolution  (DOI: 10.1038/s41559-022-01865-1)

Zhang ZJ, Liu YJ, Hardrath A, Jin HF & van Kleunen M (2022) Increases in multiple resources promote competitive ability of naturalized non-native plants. Communications Biology (DOI: 10.1038/s42003-022-04113-1) 

Yuan L, Li JM & van Kleunen M (2022) Competition induces negative conspecific allelopathic effects on seedling recruitment. Annals of Botany 130:917-926 (DOI: 10.1093/aob/mcac127)

Omer A & van Kleunen M (2022) Invasion stages help resolve Darwin's naturalization conundrum. Nature Plants (DOI:10.1038/s41477-022-01215-w)

Omer A, Fristoe T, Yang Q, Razanajatovo M, Weigelt P, Kreft H, Dawson W,  Dullinger S, Essl F, Pergl J, Pyšek P & van Kleunen M (2022) The role of phylogenetic relatedness on alien plant success depends on the stage of invasion. Nature Plants  (DOI:10.1038/s41477-022-01216-9)

Razanajatovo M, Rakoto JF, Rajaonarivelo AP & van Kleunen M (2022) Floral visitation to alien plants is non-linearly related to their phylogenetic and floral similarity to native plants. Functional Ecology  (DOI:10.1111/1365-2435.14156)

Guo K, Pyšek P, Chytrý M, Divíšek J, Lososová Z, van Kleunen M, Pierce S & Guo W-Y (2022) Ruderals naturalize, competitors invade: varying roles of plant adaptive strategies along the invasion continuum. Functional Ecology  (DOI:10.1111/1365-2435.14145)

Bach W, Kreft H, Craven D, König C, Schrader J, Taylor A, Dawson W, Essl F, Lenzner B, Marx HE, Meyer C, Pergl J, Pyšek P, van Kleunen M, Winter M & Weigelt P (2022) Phylogenetic composition of native island floras influences naturalized alien species richness. Ecography  (DOI: 10.1111/ecog.06227)

Feng Y-L, Du DL & van Kleunen M (2022) Global change and biological invasions. Journal of Plant Ecology (DOI:10.1093/jpe/rtac013) 

Adam MM, Lenzner B, van Kleunen M* & Essl F* (2022) Call for integrating future patterns of biodiversity into European conservation policy. Conservation Letters 15:e12911 (DOI: 10.1111/conl.12911) *These two authors share last authorship.

Jin HF, Chang L, van Kleunen M & Liu YJ (2022) Soil mesofauna may buffer the negative effects of drought on alien plant invasion. Journal of Ecology (DOI:10.1111/1365-2745.13950)

Apostolakis A, Schöning I, Klaus VH, Michalzik B, Bischoff W-A, Boeddinghaus RS, Bolliger R, Fischer M, Hölzel N, Kandeler E, Kleinebecker T, Manning P, Marhan S, Neyret M, Oelmann Y, Prati D, van Kleunen M, Schwarz A, Schurig E & Schrumpf M (2022) Direct and plant community mediated effects of management intensity on annual nutrient leaching risk in temperate grasslands. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems  (DOI:10.1007/s10705-022-10209-1)

Chen D & van Kleunen M (2022) Invasional meltdown mediated by plant-soil feedbacks may depend on community diversity. New Phytologist  (DOI: 10.1111/nph.18218)

Richardson DM, Witt ABR, Pergl J, Dawson W, Essl F, Kreft H, van Kleunen M, Weigelt P, Winter M & Pyšek P (2022) Plant invasions in Africa. In: Clements DR, Upadhyaya MK, Joshi S & Shrestha A (eds) Global Plant Invasions. Springer, Cham  (DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-89684-3_11)

Pyšek P, Pergl J, Dawson W, Essl F, Kreft H, Weigelt P, Winter M  & van Kleunen M (2022) European plant invasions. In: Clements DR, Upadhyaya MK, Joshi S & Shrestha A (eds) Global Plant Invasions. Springer, Cham   (DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-89684-3_7)

Seebens H, Essl F, Hulme P & van Kleunen M (2022) Development of pathways of global plant invasions in space and time. In: Clements DR, Upadhyaya MK, Joshi S & Shrestha A (eds) Global Plant Invasions. Springer, Cham   (DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-89684-3_3)

Chen D & van Kleunen M (2022) Competitive effects of plant invaders on and their responses to native species assemblages change over time. NeoBiota   (DOI:10.3897/neobiota.73.80410)

Eckert S, Herden J, Stift M, Durka W, van Kleunen M & Joshi J (2022) Traces of genetic but not epigenetic adaptation in the invasive goldenrod Solidago canadensis despite the absence of population structure. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution  (DOI:10.3389/fevo.2022.856453)

Liu YJ, Speißer B, Knop E & van Kleunen M (2022) The Matthew effect: Common species become more common and rare ones become more rare in response to artificial light at night. Global Change Biology (DOI: 10.1111/gcb.16126)

Kinlock NL, Dehnen-Schmutz K, Essl F, Pergl J, Pyšek P, Kreft H, Weigelt P, Yang Q & van Kleunen M (2022) Introduction history mediates naturalization and invasiveness of cultivated plants. Global Ecology and Biogeography  (DOI: 10.1111/geb.13486)

Buchenau N, van Kleunen M & Wilschut RA (2022) Direct and legacy-mediated drought effects on plant performance are species-specific and depend on soil community composition. Oikos (DOI: 10.1111/oik.08959)

Ibrahim A, Höckendorff S, Schleheck D, Epp L, van Kleunen M & Meyer A (2022) Vegetation changes over the last centuries in the Lower Lake Constance region reconstructed from sediment-core environmental DNA. Environmental DNA  (DOI: 10.1002/edn3.292)

Wei GW & van Kleunen M (2022) Soil heterogeneity tends to promote growth of naturalized aliens when competing with native plant communities. Journal of Ecology  (DOI:10.1111/1365-2745.13860)  


Lachaise T, Bergmann J, Hoelzel N, Klaus V, Kleinebecker T, Rillig MC & van Kleunen M (2022) Soil conditions drive belowground trait space in temperate agricultural grasslands. Journal of Ecology  (DOI:10.1111/1365-2745.13862)

Li YJ, Gao YZ,  van Kleunen M & Liu YJ (2022) Herbivory may mediate the effects of nutrients on the dominance of alien plants. Functional Ecology  (DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.14019)

Hancock S, Essl F, Kraak MJ, Dawson W, Kreft H, Pyšek P, Pergl J, van Kleunen M, Weigelt P, Winter M, Gartner G & Lenzner B (2022) Introducing the Combined Atlas Framework for large-scale web-based data visualization - The GloNAF Atlas of Plant Invasion. Methods in Ecology and Evolution  (DOI: 10.1111/2041-210X.13820)

Liu MC, Dong TF, Feng WW, Qu B, Kong DL, van Kleunen M & Feng YL (2022) Leaf trait differences between 97 pairs of invasive and native plants across China: effects of identities of both the invasive and native species. NeoBiota  (DOI: 10.3897/neobiota.71.71385)

Patzelt A, Pyšek P, Pergl J & van Kleunen M (2022) Alien flora of Oman: invasion status, taxonomic composition, habitats, origin, and pathways of introduction. Biological Invasions  (DOI: 10.1007/s10530-021-02711-4)

(Yuan L, Li JM & van Kleunen M (2022) Diversity of resident plant communities could weaken their allelopathic resistance against alien and native invaders. Biological Invasions  (DOI:10.1007/s10530-0221-02667-5)

March-Salas M, van Kleunen M & Fitze PS (2022) Effects of intrinsic precipitation-predictability on root traits, allocation strategies, and the selective regimes acting on them. Oikos (DOI: 10.1111/oik.07970)



Yuan YG, Jin HF & Li JM (2021) Effects of latitude and soil microbes on the resistance of invasive Solidago canadensis to its co-evolved insect herbivore Corythucha marmorata. Journal of Plant Ecology (DOI: 10.1093/jpe/rtab093)

Lin WD, Chen HW, Wang JM, Zheng YL, Lu QW, Zhu ZP, Li N, Jin ZX, Li JM & Lu HF (2021) Transcriptome analysis associated with polysaccharide synthesis and their antioxidant activity in Cyclocarya paliurus leaves of different developmental stages. PeerJ (DOI: 10.7717/peerj.11615)

Sheng XL, Chen HW, Wang JM, Zheng YL, Li YL, Jin ZX & Li JM (2021) Joint transcriptomic and metabolic analysis of flavonoids in Cyclocarya paliurus leaves. ACS Omega (DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.1c00059)

Cai CN, Xiao JH, Ci XQ, Conran JG & Li J (2021) Genetic diversity of Horsfieldia tetratepala (Myristicaceae), an endangered plant species with extremely small populations to China: implication for its conservation. Plant Systematics and Evolution (DOI: 10.1007/s00606-021-01774-z)

Duan WK, Shao WL, Lin WD, Yuan L, Lu QW, Chen LX, Zagorchev L & Li JM (2021) Integrated metabolomics and transcriptomics reveal the differences in fruit quality of the red and white Fragaria pentaphylla morphs. Food Bioscience (DOI: 10.1016/j.fbio.2021.100896)

Zhou L, Lu QW, Yang BF, Zagorchev L & Li JM (2021) Integrated small RNA, mRNA, and degradome sequencing reveals the important role of miRNAs in the interactions between parasitic plant Cuscuta australis and its host Trifolium repens. Scientia Horticulturae (DOI: 10.1016/j.scienta.2021.110458)

Jin HF, Yuan YG & Li JM (2021) Host functional traits affect plant responses to pathogen stress: a meta-analysis. Acta Oecologica (DOI: 20.1016/j.actao.2021.103703)

Yuan YG, Guo SM, Yan M & Li JM (2021) Multi-generational effects of simulated herbivory and habitat types on the invasive weed Alternanthera philoxeroides: implication for biological control. Biological Invasions (DOI: 10.1007/s10530-021-02491-x)

Yang Q, Weigelt P, Fristoe TS, Zhang ZJ, Kreft H, Stein A, Seebens H, Dawson W, Essl F, König C, Lenzner B , Pergl J, Pouteau R, Pyšek P, Winter M, Ebel AL, Fuentes N, Giehl ELH, Kartesz J, Krestov P, Kukk T, Nishino M, Kupriyanov A, Villaseñor JL, Wieringa JJ, Zeddam A, Zykova E & van Kleunen M (2021) The global loss of floristic uniqueness. Nature Communications  (DOI: 10.1038/s41467-021-27603-y)

Rodger JG, Bennett JM, Razanajatovo M, Knight TM, van Kleunen M, Ashman T-L, Steets JA, Hui C, Arceo-Gómez G, Burd M, Burkle LA, Burns JH, Durka W, Freitas L, Kemp JE, Li JM, Pauw A, Vamosi JC, Wolowski M, Xia J & Ellis AG (2021) Widespread vulnerability of plant seed production to pollinator declines. Science Advances  (DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abd3524)

Pouteau R, Brunel C, Dawson W, Essl F, Kreft H, Lenzner B, Meyer C, Pergl J, Pyšek P, Seebens H, Weigelt P, Winter M & van Kleunen M (2021) Environmental and socioeconomic correlates of extinction risk in endemic species. Diversity and Distributions  (DOI: 10.1111/ddi.13438)

Delavaux CS, Weigelt P, Dawson W, Essl F, van Kleunen M, König C, Pergl J, Pyšek P, Stein A, Winter M, Taylor A, Schultz PA, Whittaker RJ, Kreft H & Bever JD (2021) Mycorrhizal types influence island biogeography of plants. Communicatations Biology  (DOI: 10.1038/s42003-021-02649-2)

Omer A, Fristoe T, Yang Q, Maurel N, Weigelt P, Kreft H, Bleilevens J, Dawson W, Essl F, Pergl J, Pyšek P & van Kleunen M (2021) Characteristics of the naturalized flora of Southern Africa largely reflect the non-random introduction of alien species for cultivation. Ecography  (DOI:10.1111/ecog.05669) 

Liu M, Pan YF, Pan XY, Sosa A, Blumenthal DM, van Kleunen M & Li B (2021) Plant invasion alters latitudinal pattern of plant-defense syndromes. Ecology  (DOI:10.1002/ecy.3511)

Kalusová V, Cubino JP, Fristoe TS, Chytrý M, van Kleunen M, Dawson W, Essl F, Kreft H, Mucina L, Pergl J, Pyšek P, Weigelt P, Winter M & Lososová Z (2021) Phylogenetic structure of alien plant species pools from European donor habitats. Global Ecology and Biogeography  (DOI: 10.1111/geb.13387)

Pouteau R, Biurrun I, Brunel C, Chytrý M, Dawson W, Essl R, Fristoe TS, Haveman R, Hobohm C, Jansen F, Kreft H, Lenoir J, Lenzner B, Meyer C, moeslund JE, Pergl J, Pyšek P, Svenning J-C, Thuiller W, Weigelt P, Wohlgemuth T, Yang Q & van Kleunen M (2021) Potential alien ranges of European plants will shrink in the future, but less so for already naturalized than for not yet naturalized species. Diversity and Distributions  (DOI: 10.1111/ddi.13378)

Wohlwend MR, Craven D, Weigelt P, Seebens H, Winter M, Kreft H, Essl F, van Kleunen M, Pergl J, Pyšek P, Dawson W, Thomas P & Knight TM (2021) Data descriptor: Pacific Introduced Flora (PaciFLora). Biodiversity Data Journal  (DOI:10.3897/BDJ.9.e67318)


Ismail SA, Pouteau R, van Kleunen M, Maurel N & Kueffer C (2021) Horticultural plant use as a so-far neglected pillar of ex-situ conservation. Conservation Letters   (DOI:10.1111/conl.12825)  

Bayón A, Godoy O, Maurel N, van Kleunen M & Vilà M (2021) Proportion of non-native plants in urban parks correlates with climate, socioeconomic factors and plant traits. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening (DOI: 10.1016/j.ufug.2021.127215) 

Fristoe TS, Chytry M, Dawson W, Essl F, Heleno R, Kreft H, Maurel N, Pergl J, Pyšek P, Seebens H, Weigelt P, Vargas P, Yang Q, Attorre F, Bergmeier E, Bernhardt-Römermann M, Biurrun I, Boch S, Bonari G, Botta-Dukát Z, Bruun HH, Byun C, Carni A, Carranza ML, Catford JA, Cerabolini BEL, Chacón-Madrigal E, Ciccarelli D, Cušterevska R, de Ronde I, Dengler J, Golub V, Haveman R, Hough-Snee N, Jandt U, Jansen F, Kuzemko A, Küzmic F, Lenoir J, Macanovic A, Marcenò C, Martin AR, Michaletz ST, Mori AS, Niinemets Ü, Peterka T, Pielech R, Rašomavicius V, Rüsina S, Dias AS, Sibíková M, Silc U, Stanisci A, Jansen S, Svenning JC, Swacha G, van der Plas F, Vassilev K & van Kleunen M (2021) Dimensions of invasiveness: links between local abundance, geographic range size, and habitat breadth in Europe's alien and native floras. PNAS (DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2021173118) 

Seebens H, Blackburn TM, Hulme PE, van Kleunen M, Liebhold AM, Orlova-Bienkowskaja, Pyšek P, Schindler S & Essl F (2021) Around the world in 500 years: inter-regional spread of alien species over recent centuries. Global Ecology and Biogeography  (DOI: 10.1111/geb.13325)

Yuan L, Li JM, Yu FH, Oduor AMO & van Kleunen M (2021) Allelopathic and competitive interactions between native and alien plants. Biological Invasions (DOI: 10.1007/s10530-021-02565-w)

Gioria M, Carta A, Baskin C, Dawson W, Essl F, Kreft H, Pergl J, van Kleunen M, Weigelt P, Winter M & Pyšek P (2021) Persistent soil seed banks promote naturalization and invasiveness in flowering plants. Ecology Letters  (DOI: 10.1111/ele.13783)

Krigas N, Tsiafouli MA, Katsoulis G, Votsi N-E & van Kleunen M (2021) Investigating the invasion pattern of the alien plant Solanum elaeagnifolium Cav. (silverleaf nightshade): environmental human-induced drivers. Plants (DOI: 10.3390/plants10040805)


Thakur MP, van der Putten WH, Wilschut RA, Veen GF, Kardol P, van Ruijven J, Allan E, Roscher C, van Kleunen M & Bezemer M (2021) Plant-soil feedbacks and temporal dynamics of plant diversity-productivity relationships. Trends in Ecology and Evolution  (DOI: 10.1016/j.tree.2021.03.011)

Malecore EM, Berthelot S, van Kleunen M & Razanajatovo M (2021) Reciprocal heterospecific pollen interference among alien and native species. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics (DOI: 10.1016/j.ppees.2021.125610)

Pouteau R, Thuiller W, Hobohm C, Brunel C, Conn B, Dawson W, de Sá Dechoum M, Ebel A, Essl F, Fragman-Sapir O, Fristoe T, Jogan N, Kreft H, Lenzner B, Meyer C, Pergl J, Pyšek P, Verkhozna A, Weigelt P, Yang Q, Zykova E, Acic S, Agrillo E, Attorre F, Bergamini A, Berg C, Bergmeier E, Biurrun I, Boch S, Bonari G, Botta-Dukát Z, Bruelheide H, Campos JA, Carni A, Casella L, Carranza M, Chytry M, Cušterevska R, De Sanctis M, Dengler J, Dimopoulos P, Ejrnaes R, Ewald J, Fernández-González F, Gavilán R, Fanelli G, Gégout JC, Haveman R, Jandt U, Isermann M, Jansen F, Jiménez-Alfaro B, Kavgaci A, Khanina L, Knollová I, Kuzemko A, Lebedeva M, Lenoir J, Lysenko T,  Marcenò C, Martynenko V, Moeslund JE, Pätsch R, Pielech R, Rašomavicius V, de Ronde I, Ruprecht E, Rusina S, Shirokikh P, Sibik J, Silc U, Stanisci, A, Stancic Z, Svenning JC, Swacha G, Turtureanu P, Valachovic M, Vassilev K, Yamalov S & van Kleunen M (2021) Climate and socio-economic factors explain differences between observed and expected naturalization patterns of European plants around the world. Global Ecology and Biogeography  (DOI: 10.1111/geb.13316)

Vallejo-Marín M, Friedman J, Twyford AD, Lepais O, Ickert-Bond SM, Streisfeld MA, Yant L, van Kleunen M, Rotter MC & Puzey JR (2021) Population genomic and historical analysis suggests a global invasion by bridgehead processes in Mimulus guttatus. Communications Biology (DOI: 10.1038/s42003-021-01795-x)

Omer A, Kordofani M, Gibreel HH, Pyšek P & van Kleunen M (2021) The alien flora of Sudan and South Sudan: taxonomic and biogeographical composition. Biological Invasions  (DOI: 10.1007/s10530-021-02495-7)

Wohlwend MR, Craven D, Weigelt P, Seebens H, Winter M, Kreft H, Essl, van Kleunen M, Pergl J, Pyšek P & Knight TM (2021) Anthropogenic and environmental drivers shape diversity of naturalized plants across the Pacific. Diversity and Distributions (DOI: 10.1111/ddi.13260)


Wilschut RA & van Kleunen M (2021) Drought alters plant-soil feedbacks on biomass allocation but not on plant performance. Plant and Soil (DOI: 10.1007/s11104-021-04861-9)

Höckendorff S, Peintinger M, Fiedler F, Stift M & van Kleunen M (2021) Declines in occurrence of plants characteristic for a nutrient-poor meadow habitat are partly explained by their responses to nutrient addition and competition. Ecology and Evolution  (DOI: 10.1002/ece3.7306)

Speißer B, Liu YJ & van Kleunen M (2021) Biomass responses of widely and less-widely naturalized alien plants to artificial light at night. Journal of Ecology   (DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.13607)

Yuan YG, van Kleunen M & Li JM (2021) A parasite indirectly affects nutrient distribution by common mycorrhizal networks between host and neighboring plants. Ecology  (DOI: 10.1002/ecy.3339)

Kundel D, Lori M, Fliessbach A, van Kleunen M, Meyer S & Mäder P (2021) Drought effects on nitrogen provisioning in different agricultural systems: insights gained and lessons learned from a field experiment. Nitrogen  (DOI: 10.3390/nitrogen2010001)

Eckert S, Herden J, Stift M, Joshi J & van Kleunen M (2021) Manipulation of cytosine methylation does not remove latitudinal clines in two invasive goldenrod species in Central Europe. Molecular Ecology (DOI: 10.1111/mec.15722)

Lenzner B, Magallon S, Dawson W, Kreft H, König C, Weigelt P, Pergl J, Pyšek P, van Kleunen M, Winter M, Dullinger S & Essl F (2021) The role of diversification rates and evolutionary history as a driver of plant naturalization success. New Phytologist (DOI:

Zhang ZJ, Liu YJ, Yuan L, Weber E & van Kleunen M (2021) Effect of allelopathy on plant performance: a meta-analysis. Ecology Letters  (DOI: 10.1111/ele.13627)

Lachaise T, Bergmann J, Rillig MC & van Kleunen M (2021) Below- and aboveground traits explain local abundance, and regional, continental and global occurrence frequencies of grassland plants. Oikos  (DOI: 10.1111/oik.07874)

Seebens H, Bacher S, Blackburn TM, Capinha C, Dawson W, Dullinger S, Genovesi P, Hulme PE, van Kleunen M, Kühn I, Jeschke JM, Lenzner B, Liebhold AM, Pattison Z, Pergl J, Pyšek P, Winter M & Essl F (2021) Projecting the continental accumulation of alien species through to 2050. Global Change Biology  (DOI 10.1111/gcb.15333)

Narimanov N, Kempel A, van Kleunen M & Entling MH (2021) Unexpected sensitivity of the highly invasive spider Mermessus trilobatus (Emerton 1882) to soil disturbance in grasslands. Biological Invasions  (DOI: 10.1007/s10530-020-02348-9)


Guo QF, Cade BS, Dawson W, Essl F, Kreft H, Pergl, van Kleunen M, Weigelt P, Winter M & Pyšek P (2021) Latitudinal patterns of alien plant invasions. Journal of Biogeography  (DOI: 10.1111/jbi.13943)

(König C, Weigelt P, Taylor A, Stein A, Dawson W, Essl F, Pergl J, Pyšek P, van Kleunen M, Winter M, Chatelain C, Wieringa JJ, Krestov P & Kreft H (2021) Source pools and disharmony of the world’s island floras. Ecography (DOI: 10.1111/ecog.05174)



Lu QW, Liu J, Chen LX,Yang D, Shen JC, Li JM, Liston A, Ashman TL & Dong M (2020) ABA-regulated ploidy-related genes and non-structural carbon accumulation may underlie cold tolerance in tetraploid Fragaria moupinensis. Environmental and Experimental Botany (DOI: 10.1016/j.envexpbot.2020.104232)​

Wang XJ, Su XL, Li JM & Zhu P (2020) Changes of lipid metabolism of Arabidopsis thaliana in response to oligochitosan treatment. Biological Plantarum (DOI: 10.32615/bp.2019.133)

Ren ZC, Zagortchev L, Ma JX, Yan M & Li JM (2020) Predicting the potential distribution of the parasitic Cuscuta chinensis under global warming. BMC Ecology (DOI: 10.1186/s12898-020-00295-6)

Jin HF, Yuan YG, Gao FL, Oduor AMO & Li JM (2020) The invasive plant Solidago canadensis exhibits partial local adaptation to low salinity at germination but not at later life-history stages. American Journal of Botany (DOI: 10.1002/ajb2.1456)

Li JM, Qi CH, Gu JJ& Jin ZX (2020) Effect of sire population on the genetic diversity and fitness of F1 progeny in the endangered Chinese endemic Sinocalycanthus chinensis. Ecology and Evolution (DOI: 10.1002/ece3.6179)

Wan JZ, Oduor AMO, Pouteau R, Wang BL, Chen LX, Yang BF, Yu FH, Li JM (2020) Can polyploidy confer invasive plants with a wider climatic tolerance? A test using Solidago canadensis. Ecology and Evolution (DOI: 10.1002/ece3.6303)​

Lin WD, Li YL, Lu QW, Lu HF & Li JM (2020) Combined analysis of the metabolome and transcriptome identified candidate genes involved in phenolic acid biosynthesis in the leaves of Cyclocarya paliurus. International journal of Molecular Sciences (DOI: 10.3390/ijms21041337)

Shen JC, Shao WL, Du ZK, Lu HF & Li JM (2020 ) Integrated metabolomic and transcriptomic analyses reveal differences in the biosynthetic pathway of anthocyanins in Fragaria nilgerrensis and Fragaria pentaphylla. Scientia Horticulturae (DOI: 10.1016/j.scienta.2020.109476)

Sánchez-Ortiz K, Taylor KJM, De Palma A, Essl F, Dawson W, Kreft H, Pergl J, Pyšek P, van Kleunen M, Weigelt P & Purvis A (2020) Effects of land-use change and related pressures on alien and native subsets of island communities. PLoS One (DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0227169)

Gorman CE, Bond L, van Kleunen M, Dorken ME & Stift M (2020) Limited phenological and pollinator-mediated isolation among selfing and outcrossing Arabidopsis lyrata populations. Proceedings of the Royal Society B (DOI:10.1098/rspb.2020.2323)

Zhang ZJ, Liu YJ, Brunel C & van Kleunen M (2020) Soil-microbes-mediated invasional meltdown in plants. Nature Ecology & Evolution  (DOI: 10.1038/s41559-020-01311-0)

Gorman CE, Steinecke C, van Kleunen M, Dorken ME & Stift M (2020) A shift towards the annual habit in selfing Arabidopsis lyrata. Biology Letters (DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2020.0402)

Zhang ZJ, Liu YJ, Brunel C & van Kleunen M (2020) Evidence for Elton’s diversity-invasibility hypothesis from belowground. Ecology (DOI: 10.1002/ecy.3187)

Pyšek P, Pergl J, van Kleunen M, Dawson W, Essl F, Kreft H, Weigelt P, Wilson JR, Winter M & Richardson DM (2020) South Africa as a donor of naturalised and invasive plants to other parts of the world. In: van Wilgen B, Measey J, Richardson D, Wilson J & Zengeya T (eds) Biological Invasions in South Africa, Invading Nature - Springer Series in Invasion Ecology, vol 14. Springer, Cham. (DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-32394-3_2)

Pyšek P,  Hulme PE, Simberloff D, Bacher S, Blackburn TM, Carlton JT, Dawson W, Essl F, Foxcroft LC, Genovesi P, Jeschke JM, Kühn I, Liebhold AM, Mandrak NE, Meyerson LA, Pauchard A, Pergl J, Roy HE, Seebens H, van Kleunen M, Vilà M, Wingfield MJ & Richardson DM (2020) Scientists' warning on invasive alien species. Biological Reviews  (DOI: 10.1111/brv.12627)

van Kleunen M, Xu XY, Yang Q, Maurel N, Zhang ZJ, Dawson W, Essl F, Kreft H, Pergl J, Pyšek P, Weigelt P, Moser D, Lenzner B & Fristoe TS (2020) Economic use of plants is key to their naturalization success. Nature Communications (DOI: 10.1038/s41467-020-16982-3)

Essl F, Lenzner B, Bacher S, Bailey S, Capinha C, Daehler C, Dullinger S, Genovesi P, Hui C, Hulme PH, Jeschke JM, Katsanevakis S, Kühn I, Leung B, Liebhold A, Liu CL, MacIsaac JH, Meyerson LA, Nunez MA, Pauchard A, Pyšek P, Rabitsch W, Richardson DM, Roy HE, Ruiz GM, Russell JC, Sanders NJ, Sax DF, Scalera R, Seebens H, Springborn M, Turbelin A, van Kleunen M, von Holle B, Winter M, Zenni RD, Mattsson BJ & Roura-Pascula N (2020) Drivers of future alien species impacts: an expert-based assessment. Global Change Biology (DOI: 10.1111/gcb.15199)

Zhang ZJ, van Kleunen M, Becks L & Thakur MP (2020) Towards a general understanding of bacterial interactions. Trends in Microbiology  (DOI: 10.1016/j.tim.2020.05.010)

Brunel C, Pouteau R, Dawson W, Pester M, Ramirez K & van Kleunen M (2020) Towards unraveling macroecological patterns in rhizosphere microbiomes. Trends in Plant Science (DOI: 10.1016/j.tplants.2020.04.015) 

Oduor AMO, van Kleunen M & Stift M (2020) Allelopathic effects of Brassica nigra in both its native and invasive ranges do not support the novel-weapons hypothesis. American Journal of Botany (DOI: 10.1002/ajb2.1516)

Stephens S, van Kleunen M & Dorken M (2020) Patterns of pollen dispersal and mating in a population of the clonal plant Sagittaria latifolia. Journal of Ecology (DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.13399) 

Enders M, Havemann F, Ruland F, Bernard-Verdier M, Catford JA, Gómez-Aparicio L, Haider S, Heger T, Kueffer C, Kühn I, Meyerson LA, Musseau C, Novoa A, Ricciardi A, Sagouis A, Schittko C, Strayer DL, Vilà M, Essl F, Hulme PH, van Kleunen M, Kumschik S, Lockwood JL, Mabey AL, McGeoch M, Palma E, Pyšek P, Saul W, Yannelli FA & Jeschke JM (2020) A conceptual map of invasion biology: integrating hypotheses into a consensus network. Global Ecology and Biogeography (DOI:10.1111/geb.13082) 

Essl F, Dullinger S, Genovesi P, Hulme PE, Jeschke JM, Katsanevakis S, Kühn I, Lenzner B, Pauchard A, Pyšek P, Rabitsch W, Richardson DM, Seebens H, van Kleunen M, van der Putten WH, Vilà M & Bacher S (2020) Distinct biogeographic phenomena require a specific terminology: a reply to Wilson and Sagoff. BioScience (DOI 10.1093/biosci/biz161)

Razanajatovo M, Fischer L & van Kleunen M (2020) Do floral traits and the selfing capacity of Mimulus guttatus plastically respond to experimental temperature changes. Oecologia (DOI 10.1007/s00442-019-04558-y)

Kattge J & 723 coauthors (including van Kleunen M) (2020) TRY plant trait database - enhanced coverage and open access. Global Change Biology  (DOI: 10.1111/gcb.14904)

van der Sande M, Bruelheide H, Dawson W, Dengler J, Essl F, Field R, Haider S, van Kleunen M, Kreft H, Pagel J, Pergl J, Purschke O, Pyšek P, Weigelt P, Winter M, Attorre F, Aubin I, Bergmeier E, Chytry M, Dainese M, De Sanctis M, Fagundez J, Golub V, Guerin G, Gutierrez A, Jandt U, Jansen F, Jiménez-Alfaro B, Kattge J, Kearsley E, Klotz S, Kramer K, Moretti M, Niinemets Ü, Peet R, Penuelas J, Petřík P, Reich P, Sandel B, Schmidt M, Sibikova M, Violle C, Whitfeld T, Wohlgemuth T & Knight T (2020) Similar factors underlie tree abundance in forests in native and alien ranges. Global Ecology and Biogeography (DOI: 10.1111/geb.13027)

Liu M, Pan XY, Zhang ZJ, van Kleunen M & Li B (2020) Testing the shifting defense hypothesis for constitutive and induced resistance and tolerance. Journal of Pest Science (DOI: 10.1007/s10340-019-01162-0)

van Kleunen M, Brumer  A, Gutbrod L & Zhang ZJ (2020) A microplastic used as infill material in artificial sport turfs reduces plant growth. Plants, People, Planet (DOI: 10.1002/ppp3.10071)

Brunel C, Beifen Y, Pouteau R, Li JM & van Kleunen M (2020) Responses of rhizospheric microbial communities of native and alien plant species to Cuscuta parasitism. Microbial Ecology (DOI: 10.1007/s00248-019-01438-z)


Yuan Y, Brunel C, van Kleunen M, Li JM & Jin ZX (2019) Salinity-induced changes in the rhizosphere microbiome improve salt tolerance of Hibiscus hamabo. Plant and Soil, published.



Ansong M, Pergl J, Essl F, Hejda M, van Kleunen M, Randall R & Pyšek P (2019) Naturalized and invasive alien flora of Ghana. Biological Invasions, published.


Li JM, Oduor MO A, Yu FH & Dong M (2019) A native parasitic plant and soil microorganisms facilitate a native plant co‐occurrence with an invasive plant. Ecology and Evolution, published.

Chen LX, Xu ST, Ding WH, Li JM & Alpert P (2019) Genetic diversity and offspring fitness in the red and white fruit color morphs of the wild strawberry Fragaria pentaphylla. Journal of plant ecology, published

Canavan S, Meyerson LA, Packer JG, Pyšek P, Maurel N, Lozano V, Richardson DM, Brundu G, Canavan K, Cicatelli A, Čuda J, Dawson W, Essl F, Guarino F, Guo WY, van Kleunen M, Kreft H, Lambertini C, Pergl J, Skálová H, Soreng RJ, Visser V, Vorontsova MS, Weigelt P, Winter M & Wilson JRU (2019) Tall-statured grasses: a useful functional group for invasion science.  Biological Invasions,

Delavaux CS, Weigelt P, Dawson W, Duchicela J, Essl F, van Kleunen M, König C, Pergl J, Pyšek P, Stein A, Winter M, Schultz P, Kreft H & Bever JD (2019) Mycorrhizal fungi influence global plant biogeography. Nature Ecology & Evolution, published.


Du ZK, Hu YF & Li JM (2019) Overexpression of a gene AhFBA from Arachis hypogaea confers salinity stress tolerance in Escherichia coli and tobacco. Biologia Plantarum, published.

Du ZK & Li JM (2019) Expression, purification and molecular characterization of a novel transcription factor KcCBF3 from Kandelia candelProtein Expression and Purification, published.

Feng Y, Fouqueray T & van Kleunen M (2019) Linking Darwin's naturalisation hypothesis and Elton’s diversity-invasibility hypothesis in experimental grassland communities. Journal of Ecology, published.

Fenesi A, Sándor D, Pyšek P, Dawson W, Ruprecht E, Essl F, Kreft H, Pergl J, Weigelt P, Winter M & van Kleunen M (2019) The role of fruit heteromorphism in the naturalization of Asteraceae. Annals of Botany, published.

Gao FL, Che XX, Yu FH & Li JM (2019) Cascading effects of nitrogen, rhizobia and parasitism via a host plant. Flora, published.

Haeuser, E., Dawson, W., van Kleunen, M. (2018) Introduced garden plants are strong competitors of native and alien residents under simulated climate change. Journal of Ecology, published.

Ibanez, T., Birnbaum, P., Gâteblé, G., Hequet, V., Isnard, S., Munzinger, J., Pillon, Y., Pouteau, R., Vandrot, H., Jaffré, T. (2019) 20 years after Jaffré et al. (1998) is the system of protected areas now adequate in New Caledonia? Biodiversity and Conservation, published.

Kosanic, A., Kavcic, I., van Kleunen, M., Harrison, S. (2019) Climate change and climate change velocity analysis across Germany. Scientific Reports, published.

Libeau, M., Meyer, J.-Y., Taputuarai, R., Pouteau, R. (2019) Predicting the invasion risk of Miconia calvescens in the Marquesas Islands (South Pacific): a modeling approach. Pacific Science, published.

Liu, Y., van Kleunen, M. (2019) Nitrogen acquisition of Central European herbaceous plants that differ in their global naturalization success. Functional Ecology, published.

Malecore, E.M., Dawson, W., Kempel, A., Müller, G., van Kleunen, M. (2019). Non-linear effects of phylogenetic distance on early-stage establishment of experimentally introduced plants in grassland communities. Journal of Ecology, published.

Pouteau, R., Munoz, F., Birnbaum, P. (2019) Disentangling the processes driving tree community assembly in a tropical biodiversity hotspot (New Caledonia). Journal of Biogeography, published.

Razanajatovo, M., van Kleunen, M., Kreft, H., Dawson, W., Essl, F., Pergl, J., Pyšek, P., Winter, M., Weigelt, P. (2019) Autofertility and self-compatibility moderately benefit island colonization of plants. Global Ecology and Biogeography, published.

Tang, Y., Li, N., Zou, Y., Ai, Y., Ma, G.-L., Osman, E. E. A., Xiong, J., Li, J.-M., Jin, Z.-X., Hu, J.-F. (2019) LC-MS guided isolation and dereplication of Lycopodium alkaloids from Lycopodium cernuum var. sikkimense of different geographical origins. Phytochemistry, 160, 25-30.

Toublanc-Lambault, O., Pouteau, R., Davezies, M., Marron, M., Pain, A., Fogliani, B., Marmey, P. (2019) Environmental correlates for seed desiccation sensitivity of New Caledonian plant species. Pacific Science, published.

Wan, J.-Z., Chen, L.-X., Gao, S., Song, Y.-B., Tang, S.-L., Yu, F.-H., Li, J.-M., Dong, M. (2019) Ecological niche shift between diploid and tetraploid plants of Fragaria (Rosaceae) in China. South African Journal of Botany, published.



Carleial, S., Maurel, N., van Kleunen, M., Stift, M. (2018) Oviposition by the Mountain Alcon Blue butterfly increases with host plant flower number and host ant abundance. Basic and Applied Ecology, 28, 87-96.

Carboni, M., Guéguen, M., Barros, C., Georges, D., Boulangeat, I., Douzet, R., Dullinger, S., Klonner, G., van Kleunen, M., Essl, F., Bossdorf, O., Haeuser, E., Talluto, M.V., Moser, D., Block, S., Dullinger, I., Münkemüller, T., Thuiller, W. (2018) Simulating plant invasion dynamics in mountain ecosystems under global change scenarios. Global Change Biology, 24, e289-e302.

Conti, L., Block, S., Parepa, M., Münkemüller, T., Thuiller, W., Acosta, A., van Kleunen, M., Dullinger, S., Essl, F., Dullinger, I., Moser, D., Klonner, G., Bossdorf, O., Carboni, M. (2018) Functional trait differences and trait plasticity mediate biotic resistance to potential plant invaders. Journal of Ecology, 106, 1607-1620.

Dong, B.C., van Kleunen, M., Yu, F.H. (2018) Context-dependent parental effects on clonal offspring performance.  Frontiers in Plant science, section Evolutionary and Population Genetics, 6, 1824.

Essl, F., Bacher, S., Genovesi, P., Hulme, P.E., Jeschke, J.M., Katsanevakis, S., Kowarik, I., Kühn, I., Pyšek, P., Rabitsch, W., Schindler, S., van Kleunen, M., Vilà, M., Wilson, J.R.U., Richardson, D.M. (2018) Which taxa are alien? criteria, applications, and uncertainties. BioScience, 68, 496-509.

Guo, W.-Y., van Kleunen, M., Winter, M., Weigelt, P., Stein, A., Pierce, S., Pergl, J., Moser, D., Maurel, N., Lenzner, B., Kreft, H., Essl, F., Dawson, W., Pyšek, P. (2018) The role of adaptive strategies in plant naturalization. Ecology Letters, 21, 1380-1389.

Haeuser, E., Dawson, W., Thuiller, W., Dullinger, S., Block, S., Bossdorf, O., Carboni, M., Conti, L., Dullinger, I., Essl, F., Klonner, G., Moser, D., Münkemüller, T., Parepa, M., Talluto, M.V., Kreft, H., Pergl, J., Pyšek, P., Weigelt, P., Winter, M., Hermy, M., Van der Veken, S., Roquet, C., van Kleunen, M. (2018) The European ornamental garden flora as an invasion debt under climate change. Journal of Applied Ecology, 55, 2386-2395.

Inderjit, Pergl, J., van Kleunen, M., Hejda, M., Babu, C.R., Majumdar, S., Singh, P., Singh, S.P., Salamma, S., Rao, B.R.P., Pyšek P. (2018) Naturalized alien flora of the Indian states: biogeographic patterns, taxonomic structure and drivers of species richness. Biological Invasions, 20, 1625-1638.

van Kleunen, M., Essl, F., Perg, J., Brundu, G., Carboni, M., Dullinger, S., Early, R., González-Moreno, P., Groom, Q.J., Hulme, P.E., Kueffer, C., Kühn, I., Máguas, C., Maurel, N., Novoa, A., Parepa, M., Pyšek, P., Seebens, H., Tanner, R., Touza, J., Verbrugge, L., Weber, E., Dawson, W., Kreft, H., Weigelt, P., Winter, M., Klonner, G., Talluto, M.V., Dehnen-Schmutz, K. (2018) The changing role of ornamental horticulture in alien plant invasions. Biological Reviews, 93, 1421-1437.

van Kleunen, M., Bossdorf, O., Dawson, W. (2018) The ecology and evolution of alien plants. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics, 49, 25-47.

van Kleunen, M., Pyšek, P., Dawson, W., Essl, F., Kreft, H., Pergl, J., Weigelt, P., Stein, A., Dullinger, S., König, C., Lenzner, B., Maurel, N.,  Moser, D., Seebens, H., Kartesz, J., Nishino, M., Aleksanyan, A., Ansong, M., Antonova, L.A., Barcelona, J.F., Breckle, S.W., Brundu, G., Cabezas, F.J., Cárdenas, D., Cárdenas-Toro, J., Castano, N., Chacón, E., Chatelain, C., Conn, B., de Sá Dechoum, M., Dufour-Dror, J.M., Ebel, A.L., Figueiredo, E., Fragman-Sapir, O., Fuentes, N., Groom, Q.J., Henderson, L., Inderjit, Jogan, N., Krestov, P., Kupriyanov, A., Masciadri, S., Meerman, J., Morozova, O., Nickrent, D., Nowak, A., Patzelt, A., Pelser, P.B., Shu, W.S., Thomas, J., Uludag, A., Velayos, M., Verkhosina, A., Villasenor, J.L., Weber, E., Wieringa, J.J., Yazlik, A., Zeddam, A., Zykova, E., Winter, M. (2018) The Global Naturalized Alien Flora (GloNAF) database. Ecology, 100, e02542.

Kundel, D., Meyer, S., Birkhofer, H., Fliessbach, A., Maeder, P., Scheu, S., van Kleunen, M., Birkhofer, K. (2018). Design and manual to construct rainout-shelters for climate change experiments in agroecosystems. Frontiers in Environmental Science, 6, 14.

Li, Y., Stift, M., van Kleunen, M. (2018). Admixture increases performance of an invasive plant beyond first generation heterosis. Journal of Ecology, 106:1595-1606.

Liu, Y., Liu, M., Xu, X., Tian, Y., Zhang, Z., van Kleunen, M. (2018). The effects of water availability and nitrogen enrichment on alien plant invasion into a stand of a native grassland species. Oecologia, 188, 441-450.

Liu, Y., Zhang, X., van Kleunen, M. (2018). Increases and fluctuations in nutrient availability do not promote dominance of alien plants in synthetic communities of common natives. Functional Ecology, 11, 2594-2604.

Moser, D., Lenzner, B., Weigelt, P., Dawson, W., Kreft, H., Pergl, J., Pyšek, P., van Kleunen, M., Winter, M., Capinha, C., Cassey, P., Dullinger, S., Economo, E.P., García-Díaz, P., Guénard, B., Hofhansl, F., Mang, T., Seebens, H., Essl, F. (2018) Remoteness promotes biological invasions on islands worldwide. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115, 9270-9275.

Pouteau, R., Gillespie, T. W., Birnbaum, P. (2018). Predicting Tropical Tree Species Richness from Normalized Difference Vegetation Index Time Series: The Devil Is Perhaps Not in the Detail. Remote Sensing, 10, 698.

Razanajatovo, M., Föhr, C., van Kleunen, M., Fischer, M. (2018). Phenological shifts and flower visitation of 185 lowland and alpine species in a lowland botanical garden. Alpine Botany, 128, 23-33.

Seebens, H., Blackburn, T.M., Dyer, E.E., Genovesi, P., Hulme, P.E., Jeschke, J.M., Pagad, S., Pyšek, P., van Kleunen, M., Winter, M., Ansong, M., Arianoutsou, M., Bacher, S., Blasius, B., Brockerhoff, E.G., Brundu, G., Capinha, C., Causton, C.E., Celesti-Grapow, L., Dawson, W., Dullinger, S., Economo, E.P., Fuentes, N., Guénard, B., Jäger, H., Kartesz, J., Kenis, M., Kühn, I., Lenzner, B., Liebhold, A., Mosena, A., Moser, D., Nentwig, W., Nishino, M., Pearman, D., Pergl, J., Rabitsch, W., Rojas-Sandoval, J., Roques, A., Rorke, S., Rossinelli, S., Roy, H.E., Scalera, R., Schindler, S., Štajerová, K., Tokarska-Guzik, B., Walker, K., Ward, D.F., Yamanaka, T., Essl, F. (2018). The global rise in emerging alien species results from increased accessibility of new source pools. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115, E2264-E2273.

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Wang, J., Yu, F.-H. (2018). Functional diversity rather than species richness determines complementary light use in experimental plant communities. Journal of Vegetation Science, 29, 726-736.

Zhang, Z., Pan, X., Blumenthal, D., van Kleunen, M., Liu, M., Li, B. (2018). Contrasting effects of specialist and generalist herbivores on resistance evolution in invasive plants. Ecology, 99, 866-875.

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